15 Traditional Bridal Makeup Looks That Stopped Us Dead In Our Tracks
We know the phrase ‘Indian traditional bridal makeup’ conjures the images of heavy-duty glamm, but Gen Z brides are writing new rules when it comes to bridal makeup. Blame it on Kareena’s nude glamm in Veere Di Wedding or the number of real celebrity brides who recently took the plunge - the spotlight on minimal bridal makeup is shining brighter than ever. But minimal doesn’t mean boring, the new-age traditional bridal makeup looks are so gorgeous that they’ll make your heart skip a beat.
If you’re getting married or have a cousin or a friend's wedding on your social calendar, we’re listing down some drool-inducing traditional bridal makeup looks you need to keep on your radar. Keep scrolling!
15 Traditional Bridal Makeup Looks That Are Bound To Make Heads Turn
Whether you veer toward subtle makeup look or bold, attention-grabbing glamm - we’re listing down breathtaking beats that are bound to set trends and make heads turn. Scroll on for the best traditional bridal makeup looks.
Copper Eyeshadow FTW!
This monochrome traditional bridal makeup look is just too pretty for words. The bride chose to accentuate her peepers with a dose of glittery copper eyeshadow with thin rimming of kajal. She paired the look with a glossy copper-hued lip which elevated this look to extraordinary status. Her soft-focussed, matte skin balances out her high-shine beauty look.
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Gloss On, Worries Gone
Soft smokey eyes and a glossy pout are a match made in beauty heaven. This traditional bridal makeup look is perfect for brides who are looking for something edgy yet minimal. We love how white kohl on her lower waterline is making her eyes look brighter and bigger. The fluffy, natural-effect falsies take this eye makeup to the next level and the highlighter gives her a glow that even JLo would envy. We are genuinely obsessed!
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When it comes to traditional bridal makeup, the soft smokey eye with gold and bronze is a fail-safe way to ensure that all eyes are on you. The bride opted for a smoked-out effect that gives this look a sultry, sexy vibe. She completed the look with a glossy pout and dewy skin. Coat your lashes with mascara and stick on a pair of false lashes. A super glamm face beat like this one will transition perfectly from your day wedding to your sundowner reception or after-party.
Dewy, hydrated skin will always be in - especially in 2022. This is the reason why we’re spotting a huge number of brides sporting the trend and it shows no signs of slowing down. The bride paired her soft, dewy face with classic liner, kohl, and a glossy pout. The addition of subtle shimmer on her eyelids is making us drool over this traditional bridal look.
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For brides who are minimal at heart, this is the bridal beauty look to call on. The look is all about embracing your natural beauty and being comfortable in your own skin. The bride opted to go for an au naturale makeup base by using a glow-inducing primer along with a foundation and concealer. Her eye makeup featured a classic winged liner and a gossamer pair of falsies. A nude pout and flushed cheeks compliment her look.
The One Inspired By Alia Bhatt
Contemporary brides are gravitating toward a less-is-more approach to traditional bridal makeup and this one is no exception. Subtly defined eyes complement the bride’s glossy nude pout and flushed cheek without overpowering the look. Plus, the envy-inducing soft curls on her flowy mane need absolutely no introduction.
Classic Cat Eyeliner
We are in love with everything about this look. Gradient gunmetal eyeshadow and lush lashes hit the flirty vibe without being too kitschy. The eye makeup look was further enhanced with classic feline flicks. The brides chose to complete the look with sculpted cheekbones and a petal pink pout that looks oh-so-stunning.
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It’s All About The Glow
Luminous, dewy skin coupled with subtly defined eyes and the sun-kissed rosy lip is all our beauty dream wrapped into one. A traditional bridal look like this one is guaranteed to rake in compliments while letting your natural beauty shine. The best bits? This makeup look will work well for the bridesmaids, too.
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Smokey Eyes, Hypnotise
It’s all about the eyes! The traditional bridal look features a soft smokey eye with gold and bronze undertones. A beauty look like this one translates well in pictures and will ensure you steal the damn show. Don’t forget to bookmark this to show your bridal makeup artist for reference. Try this makeup look and you’ll be itching to post your bridal beauty shots on Instagram.
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One Word: Drama
Holy cheeks! The bride’s face has been sculpted to perfection and we’re gushing over those lethal cheekbones. To ape the eye makeup look, you can start with a lighter shade on the inner corner of your eyes and then ombre out to a darker hue. This will help give your eyes a lifted look. Apply kohl along the upper and lower waterline. Then, take your eye makeup from regular to remarkable by sticking on a set of lush lashes.
Nude Mauve Eyeshadow To Make A Statement
Violet mauve eyeshadows have been ruling the runways but rarely make their way into the bridal beauty sphere. To be honest, we’d love to see more of it after coming across this bride's mauve-hues makeup look. It’s perf for daytime nuptials. Her mauve eyeshadow is an ultra-flirty companion to her nude pink pout.
Have A Fabu-Lash Day!
The star of this traditional beauty look is the dramatic lashes. Let your eye makeup take the center stage by opting for fluffy, wispy falsies. The bride opted for a full coverage makeup base and added warmth to her face by applying rosy blush to her nose and cheekbones. Her eye makeup features a subtle layer of shimmery eyeshadow. She completed her look with a nude peachy pout and we’re 100% smitten with this makeup look.
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13. Red Lip Bridal Makeup Look: The OG!
There’s something about red lip bridal makeup that keeps us hooked. Look at this bride who’s looking nothing less than a doll. She’s wearing bold red lipstick, voluminous eyelashes with a little blush on the cheekbones. We also love how she’s managed to keep her bridal makeup look subtle yet bold for her wedding! Ready to make heads turn!?
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14. Colourful Eyes Your Way
Colourful eye makeup from yellow hues to splash of pink & purple tints of eyeshadow are quite a trend nowadays. If you’re also a bride like her who likes to experiment with makeup looks, you’ve definitely got to try this on for yourself. With subtle primer & foundation as the base, this bride has added a little colour to her cheekbones, darkened her eyebrows, painted her eyes colourful and don’t miss the nude lipstick she’s wearing like a queen!
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15. Golden Eyes, Glowy Base Makeup
The bride is seen flaunting her glowy base & golden eyes with a subtle colour on her cheeks and nude-painted lips. Don’t forget to miss her voluminous lashes that look beautifully dark & sharpened. Love how sophisticatedly she’s carrying the look!
The millennial/GenZ brides and their no-makeup makeup looks have taken the internet for a spin and we are totally on board!
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We’re drooling over these traditional bridal makeup looks!
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